- The definition of irretrievable is something that cannot be retrieved, restored, fixed or put right.
When your computer hard drive permanently loses all your data, this is an example of a time when the data is irretrievable.
irretrievable definition by Webster's New World
that cannot be retrieved, recovered, restored, or recalled
irretrievable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Difficult or impossible to retrieve or recover: Once the ring fell down the drain, it was irretrievable.
- irˌre·trievˈa·ble·ness, irˌre·trievˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- irˌre·trievˈa·bly adverb